The Warren Ellis thriller "Gun Machine" is set to hit stores from Mulholland Books in January 2013, but that hasn't stopped Fox and Chernin Entertainment ("Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes") from buying it -- "sight unseen," according to Deadline.
The novel, about a detective who finds a large cache of guns linked to a series of seemingly unrelated cold case murders, will be adapted by 20th Century Fox TV. Ellis will share the executive producer duties with Peter Chernin, Dario Scardapane (from NBC's "Trauma") and Katherine Pope. Commented Ellis about the deal:
"Chernin and Fox pursued Gun Machine with great passion and intelligence, and I couldn’t be happier to be making this show with them."
Comic book writer and novelist Ellis has a bunch of projects hopping at the moment: he's currently collaborating with Joss Whedon on the webseries "Wastelanders," the sequel to the movie adaptation of his comic "Red" is going into production at the end of the year, and a film based on his series "Gravel" will be handled by Legendary Pictures.